After I started this beet dye project, I saw early on that the deep reddish-purple of the beets was turning golden-brown. Someone warned me about this, but I didn't get it out in time to save the red. Nonetheless, it turned out OK and I learned something.
The string that wrapped the bundle transferred over nicely -- reminds me of the symbol for Virgo. Wouldn't it be fun to do a series of zodiac symbols with string-on-cloth?